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What Am I Protecting?

What Am I Protecting?

In a past post, I referred to two¬†questions that I return to time and again: What am I protecting? and What am I willing to risk? These are at the heart of almost every decision. A leader is constantly confronted with protecting the status quo or taking a risk on…

Don’t Preserve the Past

In his book, Complexity Crisis, John Mariotti admonishes: Don’t preserve the past–find the future. This is a good word to leaders. Very few of us are building museums where relics of the good old days are our main exhibits. In horticultural terms, we are growing toward the future out of…

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